Dr. Persson has a Doctorate in English from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters’ degree in English from the University of Regina. His area of scholarly interest is premodern literature, with reference to the ways it intersects with theological, philosophical, and sapiential traditions.
With a Doctorate in Old English literature from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters’ degree in Early Modern literature from the University of Regina, Dr. Persson researches and writes on subjects including intersections of theology and literature; reception of patristic commentary traditions; cultures and modes of wisdom in literature; and issues related to the theological problem of evil and suffering (theodicy).
Having been influenced by various Inklings and Inklings-esque authors early in his life and career – including C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, and Charles Williams – Dr. Persson is immensely happy to be a professor and preceptor at Signum University, which he appreciates as an excellent community oriented around the practice and teaching of what C. S. Lewis calls “the reading of old books.” When he is not teaching and researching, he can be found pursuing his interests in creative writing, mental health advocacy, and lay theology, and he is a regular contributor at Patheos Catholic Channel’s contemplative blog, The Inner Room. He lives with his wife, Meg, and his son, Andrew, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where he spends much of the year trying to work out ways that snow and winter can somehow be an enriching experience, as iterated in the Old English poem “The Wanderer.”
|ID||Course Name||Duration||Start Date|
|LNGA 5302||Language Invention Through Tolkien||12 Weeks||January 13, 2016|
|ID||Event Name||Duration||Start Date|
|Signum Symposium: Mental Health in the Academy||1 Hours||September 27, 2018|
|July 2017 Roundtable: Game of Thrones||61 Weeks||July 25, 2017|
|June 2017 Symposium: Charles Williams||1 Hours||June 15, 2017|
|Christmas Faculty Roundtable||1 Hours||December 22, 2016|
|Faculty Chat: Dr. Karl Persson||1 Hours||November 18, 2016|